Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind.— Mick Jagger
The most unpopular Mick Jagger quotes that are little-known but priceless
It's all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.
There's no absolutes in life - only vodka.
You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you might find, you get what you need.
The past is a great place and I don't want to erase it or to regret it, but I don't want to be its prisoner either.
Only a madman or an actor would want to be President of the United States.
You can't always get what you want.
My secrets must be poetic to be believable.
You can't be jealous and be a leader.
People have this obsession. They want you to be like you were in 1969. They want you to, because otherwise their youth goes with you. It's very selfish, but it's understandable.
My mother has always been unhappy with what I do.
She would rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer.
I should think that being my old lady would be all the satisfaction or career any woman needs.
I remember when I was very young, I read an article by Fats Domino which has really influenced me. He said, 'You should never sing the lyrics out very clearly.
Lets drink to the hard working people Lets drink to the salt of the earth
I think it's very important that you have at least some sort of inner thing you don't talk about. That's why I find it distasteful when all these pop stars talk about their habits.
Polarization affects families and groups of friends.
Its a paralyzing situation. A civil war of opinion.
Music should elevate you. You can be raised, or left stranded. You can't be raised all the time, in my experience. This might be a rare moment. You might just go up to that level but that's always good.
I didn't have any inhibitions. I saw Elvis and Gene Vincent, and I thought, "Well, I can do this." And I liked doing it.
People love talking about when they were young and heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time. It's quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders, the memories of so many people.
Life's just a cocktail party - on the street.
I don't only like rock music. There are other forms of music that I find interesting. I would want to do everything, every kind of music. I wouldn't want to be limited to like playing heavy metal or whatever.
The elusive nature of love... it can be such a fleeting thing. You see it there and it's just fluttering and it's gone.
I must be careful not to get trapped in the past. That's why I tend to forget my songs.
The new fashion is to talk about the most private parts of your life;
other fashion is to repent of your excesses and to criticize the drugs that made you happy in the other times.
They're so boring. They're so pathetic, all those journalists. Most of them are. Most of those kind that write gossip stuff, and most of it's gossip. Things are just invented about your personal life and you just have to take that. It's bullshit. People believe it, though. They just believe everything they read.
It is all right letting yourself go, as long as you can get yourself back.
I don't want to be a rock star all my life.
I couldn't bear to end up like Elvis Presley in Las Vegas with all those housewives and old ladies coming in with their handbags.
I don't think enjoying life is an exclusive prerogative of young people.
In England they always try out new mobile phones in Isle of Man.
They've got a captive society. So I said, you should try the legalization of all drugs on the Isle of Man and see what happens.
It's Only Rock and Roll.
If you are British, you soon get used to people not loving you.
The Irish remind us of offenses from 100 years ago. Perhaps we should react to what the French did to us even longer ago.
I like to have a peek, see what the audience is doing during the opening act, because it gives you a clue and gives you a good feeling of where you are - the air can be different in different places.
People think they know you. They know the things about you that you have forgotten.
Americans shocked me by their behavior and their narrow-mindedness.
I'm not the businessman. I don't deal with the business at all. Not anymore. Occasionally, every four years or five years, they tell me I've run out of money, I have to go and make some more.
I prefer to live in a rented house. No ties. Nothing around my neck. Just the minimum kind of bare comforts of home.
Quite often when I record a song, writing it and making a demo is the big thing and, after that, I think, how do I actually translate this into real life? A lot of the time I think I can't be bothered.
You know, being in a rock band, you can't overdo the costume changes too much because everyone thinks, oh, that's not a real rock band. Look how many times he changes costumes. That's not rock. Rock's about going on in a T-shirt and staying in it and getting it all dirty. But that's not really my approach.
The music's rehearsed a lot. All people think about is, they think, in rock 'n' roll, they get the music off right and they think it's okay standing, looking macho. Well, it's not. That's boring. If you want to be a performer you've got to do a lot more work than that.
I don't like drugs. I think cocaine is a very bad, habit-forming bore. It's about the most boring drug ever invented.
I'm very ambivalent in my feelings about marriage.
I think it promises a lot to people... sort of like saying, once you get married you are on the highway to heaven, and quite often it isn't that. I think marriage has always been based on a combination of religious and legal reasons.
You wake up in the morning and you look at your old spoon, and you say to yourself, 'Mick, it's time to get yourself a new spoon.' And you do.
I love America, but I can't spend the whole year here. I can't afford the taxes.
Of course, I do occasionally arouse primeval instincts, but I mean, most men can do that. They can't do it to so many. I just happen to be able to do it to several thousand people. It's fun to do that.
I don't believe in astrology. It's a lot of crap. I just think that's another thing you should throw out the window. Mysticism. Cheap. It's amazing that people still hang on to that after all these years.
For some people it's real therapy to talk to journalists about their private lives and inner thoughts. But I would rather keep something to myself.
It's like everyone I have dinner with, I'm having an affair with.
Who was it I met the other day? Minnie Driver! She seems charming, but that's the only time I've met her.
I enjoy doing different kinds of things.
I just enjoy being not tied too much. I feel that I'm tied to myself as a kind of traditional musician and a singer, and the history that I have ties me down.
My father was furious with me, absolutely furious.
I'm sure he wouldn't have been so mad if I'd have volunteered to join the army. Anything but this. He couldn't believe it. I agree with him: It wasn't a viable career opportunity.
I have never wanted to give up performing on stage, but one day the tours will be over.